Early 1950's Original Schwinn Panther Bicycle w/Delta Rocket Ray Headlight

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This particular Schwinn Panther bicycle was built in Chicago in 1953. If you were a kid in America in the 1950's you remember these bikes were the Holy Grail. If you were fortunate enough to have one, your playmates of course bowed to you and if you didn't you were just one of the guys.The bees knees in 1953, the Panther was just one of several prized Schwinn's at the time. This one has withstood the test of time in pretty good condition, a few scuffs, a straightened fender and a few dings but hey, we are talking a freedom mobile something that was more than just a toy, it was one of our first prized possessions, our very first status symbol. This fine Panther still retains it's original deluxe Delta Rocket Ray Headlight which all by itself sells for upwards of $200. This might be the opportunity of a lifetime to finally get that bike your parents couldn't afford when you were growing up.

** Serial #FO9274
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
early 1950's
Materials and Techniques
Good. Please pay close attention to all detail photos..
Wear consistent with age and use
37.5 in. H x 72 in. W x 27 in. D
95 cm H x 183 cm W x 69 cm D
Dealer Location
Chicago, IL
Number of Items
Reference Number
Antiques on Old Plank Road
1750 N Springfield Ave.
Dock/Deliveries Behind Showroom 1759 N. Harding Ave, Chic. 60647
Chicago IL 60647
(773) 673-9759
1stdibs Dealer since 2006 Located in Chicago, IL
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